A truckload of donated goods is expected to leave Lake Street in Wakefield Monday afternoon to bring relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York City area - and this particular relief mission happens to have been spearheaded by a six-year-old boy.
Jack Taylor of Wakefield made news over the weekend for his idea to send some help to those who are still in need in New York and New Jersey after nearly two weeks.
The trailer parked at the family's home is owned by Meredith "Shorty" Hayden, proprietor of Shorty, Inc. Custom Motorcycles. Also among those helping the effort is Jack's mom Jacqueline Leary and Renee Walling, who recalled how back in the 1990s, she participated in a similar effort to send relief to victims of the Mississippi River flooding.
When the trailer heads out of town sometime early Monday afternoon, it will be heading to Indian Larry's Legacy in Brooklyn. Hayden explained that Indian Larry, who died a few years ago, was a legend in the world of custom motorcycles and that a former apprentice now carries on his name. From there, trucks owned by the Brooklyn shop will complete the task of bringing the aid where it is needed.
For those who would still like to lend a hand, Monday morning is the best bet. The truck is expected to leave 5 Lake Street around 2 p.m. and at this point, items such as batteries, flashlights and water are still sought.